December 28th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

Nelson Mandela back home, playing with grandkids

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, at home after a long hospital stay, is alert and playing with his grandchildren, his granddaughter Zaziwe Manaway told CNN exclusively Friday.

Mandela, who is 95, is aware of social media rumors that he's close to death, Manaway said. "That is absolutely not true. My grandfather is well," she said. "It can be very very hurtful for us to hear these messages out there in the social media that our grandfather is going to go home to die. It is insensitive."

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  1. chrissy

    And raven did not say that YOU did. And yup i would believe the national news over the idaho picker conspiracy website anyday! Or even you.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • nope

      raven actually used the wrod "regurgitate" to describe the opinions most of you post.

      December 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Actually, it was said to raven by Philip, under one of his various user names.
      Philip forgets that I talk to raven on a regular basis.
      Oh, and 'nope'?
      Raven doesn't use that word 'regurgitate'; the very word makes her gag.
      Stop lying, mmmkay?

      December 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    @ chrissy, No one said FB was the only source; just you.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    WHY would anyone listen to your "rude, crude and socially unacceptable" babbling? And you owe Scottish Mama an apology!!!

    December 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @ chrissy, Does an innocent person run away from the police in such a situation ? No! We naturally want to run towards them...

    December 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    @ Anyone willing turn away from the NAT (main stream media and what they want you to focus on)
    @ saywhat, your one that dares to speak without fear of the regulars reprisal.

    December 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Thanks @Philip
    Its worth digging into. Adds a whole new dimension to that terrorist attack.
    @Observer
    strange you bring up that Mossad agents arrest & release now.Israeli agents were also arrested filming the horror from a roof top on 9/11 and then quietly let go. But thats another story and question mark reg 9/11.

    December 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Anyone with an ounce of sense is gonna run for cover when they hear multiple gunfire @ Mary, dont you think??? And i remember your posts on recent events where you live so i know you know exactly what im talking about. And btw im glad you are ok from that event.

    December 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ Philip, to coin a phrase "hogwash"!

    December 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Ill agree with you on 9 ll cuz ive researched the evidence you presented on that so im leaning in that direction but NOT the deaths of these children!

    December 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Not me @2:18PM. (duh) A microblogger I am NOT.
    Now, anyone with a brain understood 9/11 to be an inside job from day 1! There is simply no-way in heck a lunbering jumbo jet can barge right-in to the most heavily secured building in all of history! (The Pentagon) Unless it was allowed to!
    This Sandy Hook "terrorist atack" is a hundred times more tranparently a stage event than 9/11 was.
    @President OBAMA! Release federal gag orders banning FBI whistleblower Sibel D. edmonds and 24 DoD employees who can name the men who financed 9/11. ty

    December 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    LMAO @chrissy pretending that the men running away from police were "scared of the gunshots" What meds are you on, chrissy? Seriously.
    Why didn't EVERYONE run? Why just these three men wearing dark clothes? Your reasoning is flawed. (meds, obviously)

    December 29, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Picture this...

    ...in one room, dead bodies of children litter the floor. In the very bext room, children, alive. What sick minded adult tells children to close their eyes while walking around dead bodies INSTEAD of doing what ANY parent would do! (cover the dead bodies first)

    December 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ Picture this...:
      1. How many covering sheets do you think were kept in those classrooms?
      2. I would not cover a body that I knew would be used in an investigation, especially if that body had nor been declared dead.

      December 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      TYPO: "not" instead of "nor"

      December 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Joey? Are you-too on meds? Seriously. A blanket would preserve more than tamper with evidence. Plus, schools have ALL SORTS of things that could be used to protect a childs eyes from seeing such blood. (you went to school, i presume, so perhaps you can remember some things that could have been used)
    You just WANT to believe what TV reports, and even make stuff up to defend faulty journalism! News video of the other three suspects should have been shown EVERYWHERE the very first day! Now, talking heads are making-up all kinds of excuses for those 3 men running away from the school to have even been there! NOBODY here is even concerned with who they were...where they came from...why were they there tio begin with...why were they all 3 wearing dark clothes! ALL logical questions a dumbed-down mind can't even formulate.

    December 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Raven did in FACT tell me "'don't take it personal. They are only regurgitating opinions of talking heads'"
    Today is living proof of what raven said. ALL of you are giving the same excuses as are heard from talking heads. In fact, if I hadn't spoke-out about the other three suspects, we wouldn't even be having todays convos on the subject. NONE of you would have broguht it up. It disagrees with your fed opinions.
    And again, you shift the focus OFF of this topic, and on to me. You focus on me rather than getting to the bottom of this.

    December 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Raven did not say that. Sorry.
    I asked her, what I said is true; she hates that word.
    She recalls the convo, but YOU said it to HER.

    December 29, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And since you are quoting people, when people call you out on an untruth, it's not focusing on you.
      Also, please tell me where I can find out about Infowars?
      Googling it netted me no results.

      December 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
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